Definition of unbecoming
: not becoming an unbecoming dress; especially : not according with the standards appropriate to one's position or condition of life unbecoming conduct
unbecominglyplay \ˌən-bi-ˈkə-miŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of unbecoming in a Sentence
That color is very unbecoming on her.
boorish behavior that is unbecoming to an officer
Recent Examples of unbecoming from the Web
Then, amid a torrent of reports denoting Trump as unfit, unprepared and unbecoming, Republicans took time for a hearing to promote the notion that feds are overpaid.
The way Barca lost its shape and composure was completely unbecoming of such a proud club.
Her hair hangs heavy on her head, so unbecoming compared to Laurie Petrie’s Jackie Kennedy chic.
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Synonym Discussion of unbecoming
UNBECOMING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unbecoming for English Language Learners
: not attractive : not becoming
: not appropriate or acceptable for a person in a particular job or position
UNBECOMING Defined for Kids
Definition of unbecoming for Students
: not suitable or proper : not becoming unbecoming clothes unbecoming behavior
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